Choose flowers coming in shades of white that will really compliment the color scheme of the wedding, the reception, and the bridesmaids’ dresses. Rich colors can really make a floral bouquet stand out and draw the attention of the visitors and guests. Choose colors that will increase the color scheme of the wedding and the bridesmaids’ dresses. Choose from the full spectrum of flower colors including soft pinks to deep, rich cranberry, delicate mauve to deep purple, butter yellow to bright rust, and blush pink to hot fuschia.
Flowers in colors that match the dresses will look subtle, while contrasting tones will call attention to the flowers. For an elegant, custom look, have your bridal bouquet and bridesmaids’ bouquets hand-tied. Wrap the stems to the bottom with complimentary ribbon or let the stems hang loose. If you’ll make the hand-tied bouquets yourself, have the flowers delivered with long stems.
Keep the bouquet in water until needed, then clip off about 1″ at the end and dry off the stems so they don’t bleed on the gowns. If the wedding day is going to be long and hot, consider making two bridal bouquets, so that you’ll have a fresh one for photos. A flower girl will look almost angelic with a delicate halo of flowers on her head. Bridesmaids, too, will love the special touch of a blossom or two tied into the hair.